Photography

Photography: A Gateway to Collecting – Barron’s

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Collectors Richard and Ellen Sandor in the midst of their 2,600-piece photography collection. Bob Stefko Just a few decades ago, the word “photography” alongside “fine art” and “collectible” provoked sneers and derision. No longer. In late 2014, Peter Lik’s photograph Phantom achieved a record-breaking $6.5 million in a private transaction. And then, last April, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its 15,000-square-foot Pritzker Center for Photography—the centerpiece of…

Photography: A Gateway to Collecting – Barron’s

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Collectors Richard and Ellen Sandor in the midst of their 2,600-piece photography collection. Bob Stefko Just a few decades ago, the word “photography” alongside “fine art” and “collectible” provoked sneers and derision. No longer. In late 2014, Peter Lik’s photograph Phantom achieved a record-breaking $6.5 million in a private transaction. And then, last April, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its 15,000-square-foot Pritzker Center for Photography—the centerpiece of…

Herald photographer wins award for image – Boston Herald

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Veteran Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel’s powerful image of a frantic rescue effort at a flooded construction site has been awarded top honors in a prestigious national contest. Garfinkel’s photo — showing a moment of despair as a worker kneeling amid rushing water struggled to help others trapped in a trench — was selected by the National Press Photographer’s Association for “Best of Photojournalism” first place in the Domestic News Single…

NY officer’s body camera reveals horrific crime scene in murder-for-hire plot aftermath – ABC News

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Two police officers in Steuben County, New York, responded to a frantic 911 call just after midnight in September 2015 and ended up walking through a grisly crime scene. One of the officers wearing a body camera captured something that seemed too horrific to be real. The victim was 35-year-old Kelley Clayton, a beautiful wife and loving mother of two small children. She had been bludgeoned to death in her…

The Daring Photographer Who Captured Life Inside a Nazi Ghetto – History

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Disguised as a custodian, the Nazi resister slipped into the train station of Lodz, Poland. Henryk Ross hid from view as he peered through a hole in a wooden storeroom. He watched as Nazi police marched suitcase-toting residents of the city’s ghetto to rail cars bound for death camps. From his hiding spot Ross raised his weapon of truth, pointed it at the Nazis and took his shot. No one…

Understanding Race and History Through Photography – New York Times (blog)

Friday, March 24, 2017

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I Was Paid to be a Camera Tester… And I Think They Actually Listened – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, March 24, 2017

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed one Friday night when a promoted post popped up and caught my eye (and there wasn’t even a bikini, donut or motivational quote involved). It read: Photographers wanted by leading camera brand for equipment trial. Selected applicants will be paid in cash. It was obviously too good to be true; that’s the golden rule of the Internet. But there was one thing that…

I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera’s Exposure Settings – Lifehacker

Friday, March 24, 2017

I shoved my phone in my husband’s face to show him a picture I’d taken of the New York skyline. “It’s good, right?” I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. “Well,” he said. “Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing.” I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to teach me about exposure. Advertisement A…

How Mick Rock, Music Photographer, Spends His Sundays – New York Times

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Within Reach – You Got A New Camera – Lansing Star

Friday, March 24, 2017

So you got a new camera. Now what? One of the most popular gifts this past holiday season were new digital cameras. Some little point and shoots, some massive “professional” cameras, and everything in between. I have a great time with cameras of all types, but like Jack Benny said, “It ain’t the violin, it’s the violinist.” A lousy violin player will be just as lousy on a Stradivarius…

The man behind the camera: Clay Wegrzynowicz – The Lafayette (blog)

Friday, March 24, 2017

When Lafayette students log on to the college’s website or almost any form of social media, it is not uncommon for them to come across photos and videos of campus events. Students see the Lafayette experience come to life through these photos and videos. However, what students might not know is the face behind the camera: Clay Wegrzynowicz. A part-time student and the full-time official videographer and photographer for the college, Wegrzynowicz lives…

Photogenic Locations You Can Rent to Add New Dimensions to Your Photography – Fstoppers

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fashion magazines, brand-name advertisements, and catalogs of all sorts seek out interesting locations to stage their photo shoots. Some are simply looking for controllable surroundings for privacy and security, but other productions are seeking something special to enhance their photos. Many locations, however, come with a price.  Individual photographers rent studios or hotels by the day for their shoots. No doubt, others search Airbnb to find spaces in homes that…

Red-light camera ban moves forward in House, stalls in Senate – Sun Sentinel (blog)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Drivers who run red lights could get a free pass starting in July 2020 after the Florida House voted Thursday to ban red-light cameras statewide. The bill next moves to the Senate, where a similar proposal was rejected in a tie committee vote. Boynton Beach, the last city to have red-light cameras in Palm Beach County, ended its program last year. Just four cities in Broward — Davie, Sunrise, Tamarac…

Professional tips for product photography – El Dorado News-Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

El Dorado — Creative Director of The Diamond Agency, Brooke Burger, held a seminar on product photography at the Spring Market that was held at the SouthArk Conference Center on March 18. Burger offered a few basic tips on how to best photograph products in order to reach maximum selling potential online. She took the group through a list of do’s and don’ts that she has learned through trial and…

Glimpses of a Lost World Through Early Chinese Photography – The Epoch Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NEW YORK—Two men clad in leather and fur stand side by side with their legs wide and firmly planted on the ground, next to a Bactrian camel. All three stare straight at the camera. You meet their gaze, transcending time and place. The world has changed so fast of late. We forget it was only about 150 years ago that photographers started to capture images, such as of these two…

The Exhibit That Transformed Photography – The New Yorker

Thursday, March 23, 2017

At the end of his career, John Szarkowski, the legendary curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, quipped that Arbus, Friedlander, and Winogrand sounded more like the name of a law firm than like the names of the artists he first exhibited in 1967, in his influential show “New Documents.” The exhibition—which is the subject of a new book, “Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967,” published by MOMA, to…

Employee robbed outside Cleveland photography studio – fox8.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photo Gallery View Gallery (3 images) CLEVELAND– A woman was robbed outside a photography studio on Cleveland’s west side and now police are investigating. It happened at Ripcho Studios on Lorain Avenue near West 73rd Street at about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Cleveland police said the employee was driving inside the gate when the suspect rushed up to her car. The man demanded money, but the victim refused. That’s when the…

Inspirational Ghostly Mountain Photography – Fstoppers

Thursday, March 23, 2017

During my time as a professional fine-art landscape photographer, I’ve come to appreciate the moody and somber aspects of photography more than those bursting sunsets. You can find me in the forest or on the beach in the harshest of conditions or in low-light. However, I’m a real sucker for mountains; mainly because we don’t have those here in the Netherlands, but there’s something in the interplay between the land…

Caught on camera: Teen assaulted while walking to school – WLS-TV

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A man tried to assault and grab a teen girl as she walked to school in North Hollywood Monday morning, officials said. The assault attempt on Whitsett Avenue was caught on surveillance video by a local homeowner. The suspect apparently first tried to grab the teen girl in a bear hug. She walked away and he continued to follow her, then tried once again to grab her as she fled…